New Year’s Dinner
English Haibun Poem
Gathered at the end of the table: Platters of feijoada (pig’s feet with chick peas), trays of rice, glasses topped with red wine so deep and strong it could pass for whiskey.
Mira puts down a plate of Carne Alentejana (Pork Cubes with Clams and fried potatoes). My favorite.
The men talk on, oblivious, as I eat and drink in silence.
warm winter day—
where have all the kids gone this
New Years afternoon?
Photograph by Leeroy